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Joel
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by Joel

How did you tuned you Record brakes? Not that much bolts you can change I think :?

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Ye Olde Balde One
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by Ye Olde Balde One

Joel wrote:How did you tuned you Record brakes? Not that much bolts you can change I think :?


Replaced the mounting Ak "nuts" with Al ones, also the brake pad mounting "T" nuts and the cable clamp bolts.

It's gram counting at it's finest :D
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Joel
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Which brand did you used for those special bolts?
What's the total weight saving?

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Delpi
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by Delpi

This is more like a second race bike than a training bike!

You have reason!!
OK I will use it like a trainig bike (with Rigira wheels ... 2300gr set)
.... but (with corima wheels) I would use it for these races: TT and Flat / very fast races like italian's mediofondo.
http://www.granfondopinarello.com/?topi ... ltimetria#

heavier saddle

I prefer to use the same saddle

heavier post

You have reason. I need a suggestion.
I need a "all day use" seatpost D. 31,6 L. 250mm
Are you sure that Titaniun/Alloy seatposts are better?
Easton EC90 has a 5 years warranty. It has a "excellent vibration dampening".

Thank you for all suggestions!!
Ciao Zauri

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Delpi
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:!: There isn't the warranty for tuned parts :!:
Ciao Zauri

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Delpi
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NB (A stupid question :roll: )
Can I use a Titaniun seatpost in a titanium frame??
... It's better if I use an aluminum sleeve in the seat tube. (with a 27,2 seatpost)
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cadence90
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Delpi wrote:NB (A stupid question :roll: )
Can I use a Titaniun seatpost in a titanium frame??
... It's better if I use an aluminum sleeve in the seat tube. (with a 27,2 seatpost)

See http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1390 for discussion regarding carbon seatpost/aluminum shim in ti frames.
Be very careful with alu/ti contact!!! :!:
PS: Buona fortuna sul Zoncolan! :)
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

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cadence90
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by cadence90

Albert Bold makes a very beautiful titanium post (and superb skewers).
Standard, UltraLite or Custom sizes, setback or none, and really elegant.
They are not inexpensive though.
Standard is 150g for 250mm/27.2 (US $ 133).
UltraLite is 124g for 250mm/27.2 (US $ 196).
He will make them in any size.

e-mail: abold@boldprecision.com

USA: http://www.boldprecision.com/bicycle.htm#seatpost
EUROPE: http://www.racingcyclist.com/

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Delpi
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Albert Bold makes a very beautiful titanium post (and superb skewers).
Standard, UltraLite or Custom sizes, setback or none, and really elegant.
They are not inexpensive though.
Standard is 150g for 250mm/27.2 (US $ 133).
UltraLite is 124g for 250mm/27.2 (US $ 196).
He will make them in any size.

e-mail: abold@boldprecision.com

USA: http://www.boldprecision.com/bicycle.htm#seatpost
EUROPE: http://www.racingcyclist.com/

8) One word: BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
... When you will come here in Italy... I will offer you a beer!!!

Two beers!! :lol:

:!: Problem:
Can you tell me if my saddle (Tune Speedneedle) is compatible with this seatpost?
Ciao Zauri

Joel
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by Joel

When you look at the post, I think not, because the diameter of the holes seems smaller than the diameter of the Tune's rails. Maybe he can make one custom for you.

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Delpi
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When you look at the post, I think not, because the diameter of the holes seems smaller than the diameter of the Tune's rails. Maybe he can make one custom for you.


Custom? I prefer to use a standar seatpost. (delivery time < 20 days)

With an aluminum sleeve I can use many others seatposts.
What do you think about these seats?

NB
Specifications:
Use: Every day
Max Weight: =< 220gr
Size: 27,2 / 250mm
My Weight: 68 Kg x 1,81 mt


Cinelli RAM: (Look cool but carbon)
http://www.cinelli.it/ita/bici/reggisel ... index.html

American Classic 235mm 27,2 Titanium = 178gr
http://www.amclassic.com/Seatposts.html

Selcof Titanium Seatpost 250mm 27,2 = < 200gr

Shimano Dura Ace Seatpost 250mm 27,2 = 195gr (It's used by Lance Armstrong)

Ritchey WCS Seatpost (Alloy) 250m 27,2 = 190gr (Claimed)

....
Ciao Zauri

Joel
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by Joel

I think without sleeve is the best. Personally I would take an Extralite post, very light and 31.6mm

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Ye Olde Balde One
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by Ye Olde Balde One

I would use one without sleeve.

If it were my frame, I'd use the Pazzaz full carbon post (it's the same as the Deda Black Stick), or why not use a RAM post to match the handlebars?

@Joel, Pogipolini(sp) make the nuts, my Record calipers weigh 296gm.
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Delpi
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I think without sleeve is the best. Personally I would take an Extralite post, very light and 31.6mm


I cant' use it! It's vertical.... :(

I will buy the Easton's Seatpost. Ec90 31,6 250mm. (5 years warranty!!)

I have seen same photos. The Look is beautiful.
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Delpi
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... and I can use my Speedneedle :lol:

now ... This is the quesion:

Easton EC 90 (the lightest one =====>Road bike only)
or
Easton EC 70 (the strongest one =====>There is a MTB version)

Full carbon or not full carbon ....
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